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Below you can view and appreciate some of the finest fossil teeth, and some other World-Class specimens we have handled and sold.  None of the teeth below have had any restoration or repair, in fact, we do not buy or sell repaired/restored teeth.  Below represents one of the finest picture/specimen galleries of fossil teeth on the Net.  Enjoy the Gallery!

 

 

 

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5 5/16"

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TSPM1

Ultra-rare, large unrepaired Peruvian Meg with outstanding color and preservation, blue and pink enamel, amazing bourlette, snowy white root with almost no cracking as most Peruvians have, good tip, only real flaw is a small enamel flake on the rear, but on an unrepaired Peruvian Meg of this size and color, well, who cares. :) One of the rarest Megs we have come across.

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3 1/16" x 2"

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PGFGW

 

Huge, textbook 1st Anterior from a shell pit in Punta Gorda, N. Florida.

Ultra rare and world-class fossil GW tooth. When is the last time you saw a Florida, land find GW that was over 3" in any condition? I don't think I have even seen another 3"+ Florida land found GW period, but, to have one that's in such gem condition, with colors and patterns like this, with the serrations and tip literally of a fresh, modern GW tooth, and again, all this in a tooth that is 3 1/16", well, this could be the rarest, finest known example of a fossil GW tooth, this one stays with me unless someone offers me a trade I just can't turn down. :)

 

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4 1/8" x 3 7/8"

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MR007PP

 

I'm usually not a huge fan of pathological teeth, not that I don't find them appealing, I do, but, 99.9% of the time, to get a tooth with a major pathology, you generally have to accept the fact that the tooth is going to be absolutely horrible in every other respect, it is just nearly impossible to find a high grade gem tooth, with great color, that also has a major pathology, so, that's what makes this totally bizarre, and yet ultra high quality, May River, giant posterior so remarkable, and truly about as rare as Meg teeth get. 

While the cusps are weak, I do see them, and, this tooth is from an area that's known to be a middle Miocene Chub-age layer, so, it's either a Chubutensis, or a very early/transitional meg, either way it's very large for the time period, but, also keep in mind, this is a true posterior, and at well over 4" by nearly 4" wide, this is very close to record size for this jaw position. I would estimate the upper principals on this shark would have been close to 7".

So, it has all the above going for it, then, take in all that ridiculous color, red, brown, blue, white, you name it! And that totally seamless, dense as cake icing dark brown bourlette. Then consider, the serrations are super sharp and a good 99% or better, and the tip is perfect as well! This giant posterior has virtually no damage.

The 2 pathologies are, a very distinct indent along one edge, where the serrations and edge went inward, then grew back out again, the area inside that crevice is fully serrated, and then, you have one root lobe bent completely forward! Together, these 2 very distinct pathologies make this tooth a truly pathological tooth with a lot going on, then when you throw in everything else I think you'll agree, this has to be one of the all time best, rarest and most beautiful patho teeth, ever.

 

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6"

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AvtrMeg

***VERY cool story behind this tooth, and why it's here in my "Best Of" gallery. This tooth was purchased from me, as a gift for the famous director James Cameron (Titanic, Terminator, Aliens, Avatar and the list goes on...), to show their appreciation for James and his newest blockbuster movie, Avatar. It is my understanding that James Cameron is the highest grossing director of all time. Although James is not currently a fossil shark tooth collector, one can only hope he is so intrigued by the large Megalodon tooth, that he becomes one, I suppose time will tell, who knows, maybe he'll make a great Megalodon movie! :)

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5 3/16" x 4"

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SC103

 

Is there a tiny piece of root missing, yes, is there about 15% enamel peel on the rear, yup, is this one of the all time most beautiful Megs these things notwithstanding, without question, yes. :)

 Huge, wide upper anterior, best possible bourlette, serrations and tip are literally 100% flawless and amazingly pristine/sharp, and oh yeah, there's that color, this one's going to be tough to let go once I stick it on my for sale page. But, I'm going to keep it for a bit, it's just sooooo nice to look at, truly a dream tooth from SC, one so beautiful, it's hard to believe it even exists.

 

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4.5"

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M0898

Perfect principal shape, and even without the pyrite smeared all over it, the bourlette was already one of the best ever, but, with pyrite caked all over it, its just a phenomenal, ultra-rare fossil (and mineral specimen), and one of my all time favorite teeth. Sold this one to a collector in Massachusetts many years ago, and have been trying to get it back ever since. :)

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2 7/8"

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R006

Ultra-rare Harleyville C. Auriculatus. Large, 100% flawless, and the finest dagger shape I have seen on a Ric, clearly a center tooth. Needle-like tip, killer bulging tan root, great cusps, they just don't get any better from Harleyville.

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2.9"

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GPM029

 

Not the largest Georgia Meg, but easily one of the coolest, and one of my favorites. The serrations and tip are amazing, look in View2 and View3  at the perfect 3 leaf clover tip, all the serrations are black tipped, and razor sharp, killer bourlette and beautiful blue/gray/tan color, but obviously it's all of the Pyrite that separates this one from the rest. It's just everywhere, it's even spilling out from the enamel, literally dripping down the crown's front! One of my all time favorites from GA. The best pyritized Meg I have owned, and I've had some good ones.

 

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4 5/8"

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M9098

One of the most attractive lowers I have ever seen. The enamel is a gorgeous mix of a light blue and an almost pinkish tan, the finest possible bourlette with raised pyrite veins, one of the finest roots I've seen, super sharp serrations and tip, overall, about as gemmy and beautiful as teeth get.

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2 3/16"

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SRR002

Hands down the best colored Suwannee Auriculatus I have owned. Generally from this area, you're lucky to get the greenish/brown color, occasionally, a mild, dull orange, and that's if you're very fortunate, but this one is a fiery orange and red, with the best natural gloss. And, most Rics from here have worn to non existent serrations and bad tips, this one is pristine, with just a couple of trivial nicks, but really sharp and 99% complete. Easily one of the finest Suwannee Rics I have seen, and rare as any tooth out there.

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2.4"

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M317

Huge, razor sharp, absolutely flawless, gem fossil great white from Peru. Vivid, blue and pink color! One of the finest ever found. Of interest, Dr. Gordon Hubble brought this tooth back from Peru in the 90's.

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3.16"

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OBM-001

This has to be one of the coolest teeth I have ever come across. There's just no denying, this Mako is smiling at me. :) I love the blue and tan colors and that incredibly distinct smiling pattern, but when you throw in the fact this Mako is approaching max. size for the species, and is as large as a medium size Meg, it becomes totally unique, extremely special, and one of my favorite teeth.

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2"

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SBBV1

Wow, what an absolute killer Bone Valley! Super cool Hubble-type shape, if not actual Hubble morphology. White root, intense orange bourlette, and the most candy-like jade green and tan enamel. Serrations and tip are just about perfect, and, on top of it all, this tooth is amazingly flat! I call it the Stealth Bomber tooth, look at how incredibly flat it is in View4. Just about as cool and pretty as a fossil shark tooth can be.

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5.5" x 4.5" Wide

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5.5NCRed

 

Recently acquired in a trade, this is arguably one of the rarest Megs in the world. A giant middle Miocene Meg from NC, from the area where most of the teeth are transitional, or Chubutensis, they almost never get to 5", this one at 5.5" and an incredible 4.5" wide is of near maximum size for a middle Miocene Meg, and, it just happens to have the absolute finest, deepest, cherry red enamel! And, the serrations and tip are literally 100% flawless, as in not one micro nick to a single serration, not one. There is some peel on the rear, not too bad, but, try finding another cherry red NC Meg of this size in any condition, let alone basically flawless. I'll be very happy to keep this one in my cabinet until it sells. :) One of the rarest, and most visually appealing large Megs we have ever had, a flawless, monster size cherry red Meg from NC, pretty much the Holy Grail of shark tooth collecting.

 

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6.51" x 4.75"

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GB09


6.51" x 4.75" wide

No repair, no restoration, 100% natural

Georgia, USA, Miocene

Hawthorne Formation

 

I do think this is one of the top Megs ever found. Monster, classic upper principal, with the best possible form. Amazingly robust, highly figured and extremely well formed root. No significant enamel peel, and the multi colored enamel has a beautiful gloss, depth and richness to it, enamel doesn't get any better, and doubly so, on a Meg at this very rare size.

Amazingly, this giant upper principal has not one damaged serration, and they are fresh tooth sharp with no wear whatsoever, including the tip, which sticks way out like a needle. To get a tooth this large in this condition is nearly unheard of, but then consider, the bourlette, which is as dense as they get, is absolutely bursting with natural, golden pyrite, and, the pyrite literally dripped from the chevron area down the entire front of the crown, in gleaming, raised golden rivulets, nearly to the tip! The only flaw on the tooth, and it's not a flaw at all, are 2 or 3 small bourlette flakes, but, as you can see, they are all totally filled with golden pyrite, so, it's hardly a flaw, and the bourlette is otherwise as perfect as they come, and seamless with the enamel.

In essence, this unrepaired/unrestored 6 1/2"+ by nearly 5" wide, gigantic upper principal is literally flawless, with the best possible form, and incredibly, golden pyrite not just oozing from every pore, but actually dripping down the entire crown, and folks, it doesn't get better than that in my experience. I personally have never seen its equal, and it's possible nobody has. I'm not saying there can't be a finer Meg out there, I'm just saying, I haven't seen it. :)

 

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4.75"

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SC101

Simply put, just about the finest, highest quality SC Meg we have owned, or even seen in person. Serrations and tip literally of a fresh modern GW tooth, and 100% flawless. Orange, paper-like bourlette, 99.5% complete, smooth, tan and highly detailed root, and about the nicest enamel ever. Great shape too, unreal!

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5" x 3 5/8"

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SBSC003

 

This large Meg has absolutely amazing form, gorgeous light gray enamel, with a dark blue chevron pattern just below the bourlette area, the serrations are flawless and sharp as a GW tooth, and the tip is, well, take a look. :) There are even a few neat, slightly pathological blade/edge ripples along one side, but, what makes this already remarkable Meg absolutely one of the finest, most appealing I have seen is that along with world-class preservation in every other respect, the bourlette on this Meg is totally seamless with the enamel, they are literally one continuous piece, the only change when you go from the black bourlette to the light gray enamel is color, this is a level of preservation you practically never see. The very first thing to go on a fossil tooth is the transition between the bourlette and the enamel, in the living shark's mouth, they are one piece, but, once the tooth starts to fossilize, there develops a separation between the bourlette and enamel, even the best of teeth have at least some, here, there is nothing that distinguishes the bourlette from the enamel except for color. This is the highest possible preservation you will see on a fossil shark tooth, and this is one of my favorite Megs for this reason. This is one of those Megs that doesn't need rare color to be a very rare and desirable tooth. :)

 

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4 7/16"

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PathoAng

 

C. Angustidens from the Ashley Marl
(32-34 million years old), Oligocene, near Summerville, SC.

 

Here's a world-class Angustidens, that also happens to be pathological, near record size and in truly remarkable condition. Huge at nearly 4.5", it is as sharp as a fossil tooth can be, the serrations are so long they seem more like small quills than serrations, and they are sharp enough to draw blood with truly the slightest touch. The color is outstanding, golden brown and tan. 

There are 2 cusps per side, somewhat hidden among all the wild, Pathological wrinkles and ripples in the blade, but no doubt, the cusps are there, and beautiful.

Nice black bourlette, great root, strong vertical curve to the crown, giving it that claw or fang like shape, only 2-3 serration tips missing on the entire tooth! Tip is completely intact and needle-like.

One of the rarest and finest giant Angustidens ever found, not currently for sale, but who knows what the future holds...

 

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5 7/16" x 4 1/8" wide

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LC007

 

 Yorktown Formation, Aurora, NC, Lee Creek Mine

Carcharocles Megalodon, Miocene Age

5 7/16" x 4 1/8" wide

(I do believe this to be the finest known example of a Lee Creek Meg)

A giant for the locality, which rarely even produces 5" teeth, at 5 7/16" and 4 1/8" wide (wider than most LC's are long!), it's an absolute monster for Lee Creek, I'd say the SC/GA equivalent of a 6.5" tooth. 

With its incredible, curvy and wide heart shape, and the amazing symmetry, this Meg is very clearly a 1st anterior, no doubt about it, literally the best possible shape/form you can have on a Meg tooth, period. The serrations are as sharp, large and pristine as a fresh, modern GW tooth, with just a few small nicks present in one spot, trivial on a LC of this size, and, look closely at the tip, it is the most impressive tip I have ever seen, because not only is it 100% perfect, the crown is pinched and tapers as it goes into the tip, which gives the tip itself an amazingly sharp and pointy profile, even the tip itself on this tooth is heart shaped! :)

Bourlette is very attractive, with 2 different colors, the top half is a deep brown color, the bottom half is white, while there are 2 layers, the white bottom part is still a very thick, dense and intact bourlette, with the brownish top layer being a superficial colored coating or veneer that peeled back half way, exposing a still thick, super dense white bourlette below.

The massive and gorgeous root has large protective nubs, and is a snowy gray/white phosphate color, very little of the cracking you usually see on large teeth, especially large LCs which are known for having fissures and cracks, this root is relatively crack free in comparison.

The enamel is obviously some of the most beautiful you will ever see in your lifetime, light, creamy tan, almost off white in parts, with vivid blue patterns throughout, including a blue bird-like pattern dead center. You simply cannot do better for color on a fossil shark tooth, no way, no how, I mean, just look at it.

When you add it up, and consider what this tooth is offering, I think that most will agree, its one of the world's finest Meg teeth period, and very likely the best Lee Creek Meg out there, there could of course be one tucked away somewhere that's better, but, I haven't seen it, don't know anyone who has, and I really don't think there is, this tooth stands quite alone, and was dubbed, aptly, by a friend of mine, a very high-end collector: "The Queen Of Hearts". :) And here she is, breaking the hearts of collectors everywhere because she is not for sale, at least not yet... :)

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5 7/16" x 4 1/4"

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GP55

 

I do believe this is the second finest pyritized Meg I have ever come across, and I've seen many of the world's best. The size, quality, colors, and form are staggering, and there are gleaming gobs of pyrite oozing from virtually every pore! When you further consider this giant, heavily pyritized Meg has not a single nicked serration, right down to its flawless needle-like tip, well, as I said, I've only seen one better, and not really better, just larger. Even if it had no pyrite, it would still be one of the finest river found Megs I've seen, but add all that gorgeous natural pyrite, and it's like a Meg tooth miracle. :) This tooth is just freakishly good, world-class and then some. 

 

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6"

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P-100

The finest Phacopid trilobite we have ever seen. Huge at 6" outstretched, incredible, natural golden calcite preservation, beautiful detail, it displays beautifully from multiple angles. The eyes are flawless and huge, they alone are nearly an inch long, as big as many complete trilobites! Phenomenal specimen, almost certainly one of the world's best.

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4.75"

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M20

Stunning upper jaw tooth. Beautiful colors, the best possible jet black bourlette, which actually extends down, and on to the enamel line. Flawless, razor sharp serrations and tip, beautiful, light tan root, perfect enamel,  words simply cannot express how amazing this tooth is. One of the finest we have handled.

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4.5"

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M124

Extremely rare, giant Summerville SC, Angustidens tooth, with beautifully defined side cusps. One of the largest of its type ever found, and in razor sharp, near perfect condition. Of interest,  Dr. Gordon Hubble, who is widely regarded as the world's foremost shark and shark tooth expert, acquired this tooth from us in 2000 for his excellent personal collection.

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2.55"

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M0821

Amazing Peruvian Mako, the richness of the color is mind boggling, and there is an almost pearlescent quality and near translucency to the enamel which is remarkable, one of my all time favorite Makos.

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4.28" x 3.10

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HVRic1

 

World-Class Giant Ric!

Incredibly complete and truly giant C Auriculatus from SC near Harleyville. One of the finest Rics in existence.

 

 

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4.2"

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M125

Beautifully colored, middle Miocene Meg/Chub tooth, with unbelievably large and sharp serrations, in fact, some of the largest and sharpest serrations I have ever seen on a fossil tooth. The color is an extremely attractive orange/peach, beautiful symmetrical shape anf form to this upper jaw tooth, huge root nubs, a GREAT tooth.

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5.25"

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G0902

One of the finest examples of a 1st anterior we have ever seen. Huge, perfectly formed, classic 1st anterior shape/form, amazing bourlette with pyrite veins, beautifully formed root, super rich and glossy light gray/tan enamel, serrations are huge, pristine, razor sharp and 99%+, the tip is 100% flawless. No enamel peel front or rear, for it's size, which is impressive, truly as fine as Meg teeth get.

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40"

Joey Fisher

The newest addition to The Fossil Gallery's private collection, Joey Chad Fisher, born May 5 2004. An excellent specimen, and cute too. :) Point of fact, the only creature that Megalodon was known to fear.

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5'10"

 Tracie Anne & Oreo 

Absolutely the finest of their type, beautiful colors and aesthetics. The best possible specimens.  Part of the permanent collection of The Fossil Gallery.  Not currently, nor ever for sale. :)

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